Derek Hanekom is born

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Derek Hanekom

Tuesday, 13 January 1953

Derek Hanekom, former minister of the Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs was born in Cape Town. He was apponited Agricultural ministry by South Africa first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela after 1994 general elections. His appointment to the ministry could best be explained as a compensation for his contribution to the liberation struggle.

References:
• Wallis, F. (2000 ). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar . Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau.

Last updated : 12-Jan-2015

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011